How to Choose the Right Real Estate Agent.

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Agent | MyKCM

Let’s be honest the internet is full of information regarding real estate and it can be confusing even in the best of times.

If you’re thinking of buying or selling this year, it is important that you have an agent who can help you:

  • Make sense of this rapidly evolving housing market
  • Navigate everything from virtual showings to new online marketing strategies
  • Price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process
  • Determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller

Dave Ramsey, a financial guru, advises:

“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”

Hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the current market will make your buying or selling experience so much easier.

So, how do you go about identify who truly understands what’s happening right now? How are you going to find the person  who will take the time to simply and effectively explain what today’s market conditions mean to you and your family?

Check out the agent on social media. What are they posting on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more? Are they using their social media platforms to provide relevant, helpful information, on the real estate market and communities they serve or are they just posting memes and recipes? The best agents are committed to educating the consumer so they can feel confident when buying or selling a home.

Bottom Line

What agents are posting online will help you determine who meets the criteria Dave Ramsey suggested you look for: someone with the heart of a teacher. Let’s connect today.  My goal is to guide my clients through the real estate process to help them find the home and community that works best for them.  #humansoverhouses

When you need advice seek out an expert

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Everyday the news is full of information on the coronavirus which has a lot of people on edge regarding both their health and financial situations.  During times like these you want exact information about anything that is happening in the world you live in, including the correct protocol for grocery shopping.  Information brings knowledge, and that can give you a sense of relief and comfort.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home today, the same need for information is very real. Buying or selling a home is such a big step in your life, that your desire for clear information is even greater during this process. Given the current level of overall anxiety people might have right now, you want the advice you seek to be truly perfect. Unfortunately no one can give you “perfect” advice. Experts however can give you the best possible advice for your specific situation.

Let’s say you need an attorney, so you seek out an expert who specializes in the type of law required for your case.  You go to their office, yet they won’t immediately tell you how the case is going to end or how the judge or jury will rule. If they could, that would be perfect advice. What a good attorney can do, however, is discuss with you the most effective strategies you can take. They may recommend one or two approaches that they believe will be best for your specific case, and allow you to decide  how to proceed based off of that advice.

Once you decide, they can help you put a plan together based on the facts at hand. They’ll help you achieve the best possible resolution and make modifications in the strategy are necessary to help guarantee that outcome. That’s an example of the best advice possible.

The role of a real estate professional is just like the role of a lawyer. An agent/broker can’t give you perfect advice because it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going to happen throughout the transaction – especially in this market.

An agent/broker can, however, give you the best advice possible based on the information and situation at hand, guiding you through the process to help you make the necessary adjustments and best decisions along the way. An agent/broker will get you the best offer available. That’s exactly what you want and deserve.

Bottom Line

If you’re thinking of buying or selling, contact a local real estate professional to make sure you get the best advice possible.

We send our kiddos to day camps when schools out, and now Fido can go too.

blog copyUpdated:  I had the opportunity to do an interview with August at Camp BowWow today and take a tour of the facility via Zoom.  It was pretty amazing and I’ve uploaded it to YouTube for you all.  Enjoy.


I don’t know about you but when my sweet yellow lab Tuggie was alive he was just another member of the family.  I hated leaving him when we’d go on vacation, and thankfully we had a place I was comfortable boarding him at.  However, I sure could have used a place like this weeks hot spot during the day.  Camp Bow Wow  will be opening soon in Hillsboro and I just know your four legged family members are going to love them.

They provide dog daycare, dog boarding and dog grooming for the four legged members of your family. One of the things I love is that their employees aka camp counselors are extensively trained in doggie behavior, first aide and CPR.  In addition, they’ve got indoor and outdoor play areas and they do not charge extra if Fido needs to have medication administered while at camp.  I also love the fact that dogs who are boarded overnight get to have an individual space to sleep, and they provide them with a night time treat.

I know that some pet parents worry about what their furry family members are doing at camp, and if they are having fun.  If that’s you it’s amazing that you can check on your dog thanks to their web cams and the app that they have, not to mention the fact that they require all of their campers to go through a socialization interview, be spayed/neutered and current on all vaccinations.  So you know that Fido will be safe while at camp.

Located at 2900 SE Cornelius Pass Road in Hillsboro, they’re located close to TV Hwy making it easy to drop your doggo off on your way to work.


Man’s Best Friend Giving You Trouble?

My Copy of November Graphics (2)When it comes to dogs, I seem to have won the dog lottery.  They were all well behaved and took to the training we did quickly and easily.  However I know that isn’t always the case, and if that’s you then I think I have the solution to your misbehaving dog problems…..Off Leash K-9 Training Portland.

I learned about this company when a friend of mine began working for them, and it intrigued me.  Off Leash K-9 Training Portland is one of 130 locations nation wide.  Specializing in private lessons, dog behavior consultations and helping dog owners to understand why their furry four legged companions do what they do all while your dog is off leash.

I love the fact that they provide a phone consultation and different packages depending on what your needs are.  From basic training to boarding and training they have an option for everyone.  In addition to all the different training options they believe that 98% of all dogs are capable of being trained no matter what breed, size, age or shape.  So, if Fido is giving you troubles give Off Leash K-9 Training Portland a call and see if they can help.